from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Capable of being overcome or defeated: a vincible army.
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- adj. Capable of being defeated or overcome; assailable or vulnerable
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Capable of being overcome or subdued; conquerable.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Capable of being vanquished, conquered, or subdued; conquerable.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. susceptible to being defeated
On the other hand, ignorance is termed vincible if it can be dispelled by the use of "moral diligence".
What was thought to be Obama's invincible, laid-back intellectual approach turned out to be "vincible".
For that reason, ignorance is sometimes voluntarily self-inflicted; Aquinas termed that "vincible" ignorance, which does not exculpate.
Drake, chased the "vincible" armada, as it was now termed, for some distance northward; and then, when they seemed to bend away from the
My friends and I knew we WERE 'vincible' and we drove accordingly.
Other popular words and phrases among the top telewords of 2008 were the cliche used frequently by sportsmen and women, "It is what it is" at No. 3; "third screen" at No. 6, as in watching TV on a mobile phone; and No. 7 "vincible" applied to the upset of the seemingly invincible New England Patriots by the New York Giants in the 2008 Superbowl.
The historian Douglas Pike found in the writings of Aldous Huxley the perfect term for this conceit: “vincible ignorance,” or “that which one does not know and realizes it, but does not regard as necessary to know.”
His actions suggested invincibility, but his catch phrase indicated full awareness that he was indeed quite vincible.
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